80 Fashion Quotes To Live By!

80 Fashion Quotes To Live By!

Fashion plays an important role in the life of every woman. It is an art and articulating the power of fashion into words can be challenging. Although, when in doubt, it is always smart to look up to the fashion inspirations, take their advice and mark their words of wisdom. Here we bring to you some of the greatest fashion quotes and advice about trends, styling, and accessorizing from the greatest designers, editors, models, and actresses of our time.

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1. "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." — Coco Chanel
2. “You either know fashion or you don’t.” – Anna Wintour
3. "Women who wear black have colorful lives." — Neiman Marcus
4. "Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live." — Gianni Versace
5. "I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet." — Carrie BradshawCarrie Bradshaw Quotes
6. “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” – Lauren Hutton
7. "One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress." — Karl Lagerfeld
8. "I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” – Diana Vreeland
9. "Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion. A runway is spectacle. It's only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn't much to do with having good clothes. It's a question of good balance and good common sense." — Oscar de la Renta
10. "When you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t have to think like everyone else." — Iris Apfel
11. "What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." — Miuccia Prada
12. “I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” – Alexander McQueen
13. "I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world." — Bette Midler
14. "Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it." —Diane von FurstenbergDiane von Furstenberg Quotes

15. "She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.” – Rihanna
16. "A great dress can make you remember what is beautiful about life." — Rachel Roy
17. “Fashion, somehow for me, is purely and happily irrational.” – Hedi Slimane
18. “Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment and where you’re going.” – Pharrell Williams
19. “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” — Michael KorsMichael Kors Quotes

20. “Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” – Karl Lagerfeld

21. "A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view." — Sophia Loren
22. “Playing dress-up begins at age 5 and never really ends.” —Kate Spade
23. "Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing." —Alexander Wang
24. "Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you." — Ralph Lauren
“25. I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” – Yves Saint Laurent
26. "Nothing gives the luxury of pearls. Please keep that in mind." — Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland Quotes

27. “Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” – Christian Louboutin
28. “Don’t dress to kill. Dress to survive.” — Karl Lagerfeld
29. "Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” —Vivienne Westwood
30. "Don't wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear." — Tina Fey
31. "The joy of dressing is an art." — John Galliano
32. "I don't design clothes. I design dreams." — Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Quotes

33. "Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it." — Yves Saint Laurent
34. “Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself.” — Iris Apfel
35. "The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress." — Hubert de Givenchy
36. "You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet." — Christian Dior
37. "I can't concentrate in flats!" — Victoria Beckham
38. “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe Quotes

39. "The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you've got to have a good spirit on the inside. That's what's really going to make you look like you're ready to rock the world." — Alicia Keys
40. “Over the years, I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” – Yves Saint Laurent
41. “A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.” — Vera Wang

Vera Wang Quotes

42. "I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect, they are much more interesting." —Marc Jacobs
43. "Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable." — Donna Karan
44. “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” – Bill Cunningham
45. “I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” —Coco Chanel
46. “I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” —Lady Gaga

47. “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” — Harry Winston Harry Winston Quotes

48. "Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." — Giorgio Armani
49. "Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine." — Donatella Versace
50. "Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them." – Marc Jacobs
51. ”What you wear is such an expression of who you are. That’s like someone picking out who I’m going to date!” – Diane Kruger
52. "Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman." — Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Quotes

53. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
54. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel
55. “Taste is constant; style varies from season to season.” — Bill Cunningham
56. "The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette." — Giambattista Valli
57. "Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." — Sophia Loren
58. “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” – Yves Saint Laurent
59. “Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” —Bo Derek

Bo Derek Quotes

60. “Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody’s buying far too many clothes.” — Vivienne Westwood
61. "Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." – Audrey Hepburn
62. “What is comfortable fashion? To be comfortable, that can’t be in the vocabulary of fashion. If you want to be comfortable, stay home in your pajamas.” — Donatella Versace
63. "I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman." — Vera Wang
64. “The ultimate customer is stylish, not fashionable. To be fashionable, all you need is money.” —Marc Jacobs
65. "I make clothes, women make fashion." — Azzedine Alaïa
66. "Flexibility with yourself and your looks shows self-confidence. You're willing to paint on your canvas with whatever comes from within you." — Willow Smith
67. “In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.” – Christian Dior
68. "What's my style is not your style, and I don’t see how you can define it. It’s something that expresses who you are in your own way.” — Iris Apfel

69. “It’s impossible to be stylish without confidence, you see.” — Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin Quotes

70. “Fashion is more art than art is." — Andy Warhol
71. “Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.” – Michael Kors
72. “Style has become very important, the whole idea of style, what your personal style is. It’s your identity.” —Patricia Field
73. "Luxury is the ease of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress." ― Karl Lagerfeld
74. “Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to beauty, grace, and fairy-tale love but also shoes.” —Christian Louboutin
75. "The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive." — Coco Chanel
76. “Just throw me in my coffin now with these earrings on.” — Rachel Zoe
77. "I think we all know boldness when we see it. Nothing makes me smile more than when I see someone being fully themselves, with their own individual style and character, whatever that is." — Angelina Jolie
78. “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.”– Elizabeth Taylor
79. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. – Coco Chanel 
80. “When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.'” – Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran Quotes